Destination in Sicily

Destinations and sights in Sicily for your holidays

There are many destinations in Sicily to discover. In order not to miss the most beautiful sights in Sicily, you should organize yourself well in advance. A trip to Sicily promises variety if you set off to enjoy the beauty of the island with all your senses. Sicily offers not only its beautiful landscape, the turquoise blue sea with fantastic beaches, but also countless important cultural heritage from different eras. Remains of Phoenician settlements, Greek temples, Norman castles, Punic towns and Aragonese churches can be found all over the island.

The capital, Palermo, offers the rich heritage of the Normans, art and culture, markets and a distinctive nightlife. Catania, with its extensive pedestrian zone, scores with the most beautiful fish market in Sicily. However, the beauty of the university city is only revealed at second glance.

One of the highlights of a trip to Sicily is a visit to the exceptionally well-preserved temples of Segesta, Selinunte and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, which even offer a better insight into Greek temple construction than the temples in the motherland itself.

Another testimony of Greek rule is the second largest theatre of antiquity in the port city of Syracuse. But if one explores Syracuse, a walk over the peninsula Ortigia, which forms the historical centre of the city, is particularly fascinating. Here, the visitor feels transported to a different time, especially as the traffic is very limited and you can go on a discovery tour according to one's heart's desire. On a boat trip around the peninsula with side trips to different caves, the play of colours of the turquoise sea impresses in contrast to the houses and monuments erected in yellow sandstone.

Also in Taormina the Greeks have left their traces in the form of the Teatro Greco. Although this theatre is smaller than the one in Syracuse, it offers a unique view to the volcano Etna and therefore deserves a visit.

Those who don't have much time for their stay in Sicily should best choose the enchanting lively place Cefalù as location. Here you have the sandy beach right in front of your door and an impressive Norman cathedral and pedestrian-friendly old town alleys are a wonderful start for discovering the island. From here it is easy to get to Palermo or go on a hike in the mountains of the Madonie.

For lovers of volcanic landscapes, a trip to the Cyclopean Islands in Aci Trezza is of course an ideal option, and don’t miss a hike on Mount Etna.

But those who want to be fascinated by the baroque style should explore the southernmost part of Sicily and thus the cities Noto, Modica and Ragusa, which are all declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Volcano Etna ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Volcano Etna
UNESCO World Heritage

The volcano Etna in Sicily is the highest active volcano in Europe, UNESCO World Heritage and a nature reserve a unique flora and fauna.

Zafferana Etnea, Catania

Taormina ☀ Destination in Sicily

Taormina
Destination

If you are on holiday in Sicily, you can not miss the city of Taormina. This was already written by the german artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Taormina, Messina

Cefalù ☀ Destination in Sicily

Cefalù
Destination

One of the most interesting towns and a must-see in Sicily. Located directly by the sea with a long sandy beach and a beautiful old town.

Cefalù, Palermo

Palermo ☀ Destination in Sicily

Palermo
Destination

Palermo, in the north of Sicily, is the fifth largest city in Italy. Anyone who wants to see and experience life in Sicily have to go to Palermo.

Palermo, Palermo

Mondello ☀ Beach in Sicily

Mondello
Beach

The original fishing village of Mondello near Palermo is now a chic beach resort with one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sicily.

Mondello, Palermo

Lipari ☀ Aeolian Islands in Sicily

Lipari
Aeolian Islands

Lipari is the largest and also the most visited of the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily. Here ferries dock to reach all the islands.

Lipari, Messina

Stromboli ☀ Aeolian Islands in Sicily

Stromboli
Aeolian Islands

The island of Stromboli, with an active volcano, is probably the most famous of the Aeolian Islands and a popular destination among tourists.

Stromboli, Messina

Vulcano ☀ Aeolian Islands in Sicily

Vulcano
Aeolian Islands

Vulcano is one of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily with an active volcano and a popular mud bath.

Vulcano Porto, Messina

Val di Noto ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Val di Noto
UNESCO World Heritage

Ragusa ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Ragusa
UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the province of the same name in the Val di Noto and is characterized by the deep gorges of the Monti Iblei

Ragusa, Ragusa

Marina di Ragusa ☀ Destination in Sicily

Marina di Ragusa
Destination

Marina di Ragusa is a tourist hotspot in the south of Sicily with a beautiful promenade, kilometres of sandy beach and an attractive town centre.

Marina di Ragusa, Ragusa

Marzamemi ☀ Destination in Sicily

Marzamemi
Destination

The romantic fishing village Marzamemi in the Pachino area (region of Siracusa) is known for its tuna specialties and its charming atmosphere.

Marzamemi, Siracusa

Noto ☀ Destination in Sicily

Noto
Destination

The baroque town of Noto in the Val di Noto, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002, is worth a visit and has many attractions.

Noto, Ragusa

Modica ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Modica
UNESCO World Heritage

The city of chocolate and 100 churches - the UNESCO World Heritage Site presents itself as a late Baroque Sicilian beauty of the Val di Noto.

Modica, Ragusa

Scicli ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Scicli
UNESCO World Heritage

Scicli situated in a natural setting of rare beauty like the Val di Noto, has been declared a natural heritage of UNESCO with Ragusa, Modica and Noto.

Scicli, Ragusa

Donnalucata ☀ Destination in Sicily

Donnalucata
Destination

Donnalucata, Ragusa

Pietre Nere - Pozzallo ☀ Beach in Sicily

Pietre Nere - Pozzallo
Beach

Pozzallo, Ragusa

Syracuse ☀ UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Syracuse
UNESCO World Heritage

In Syracuse we recommend you to visit the necropolis of Pantalica and the enchanting island of Ortygia, the oldest part of this impressive city.

Siracusa, Siracusa

Vendicari ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Vendicari
Nature reserve

Snorkeling in the crystal clear sea, bird watching or hiking in the nature - the nature reserve Vendicari in the south of Sicily offers a lot more.

Noto, Siracusa

Selinunte ☀ Monument in Sicily

Selinunte
Monument

Selinunt, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Sicily, offers numerous temples on a plateau with magnificent sea views.

Castelvetrano, Trapani

Trapani ☀ Destination in Sicily

Trapani
Destination

The capital of the province of the same name fascinates not only with its ancient old town, but is also a testimony of wealth and trade

Trapani, Trapani

Saline di Trapani ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Saline di Trapani
Nature reserve

The Saline di Trapani e Paceco is a nature reserve at the west coast of Sicily. Besides Mediterranean flora and fauna, there is a saline work museum.

Nubia Paceco, Trapani

Erice ☀ Destination in Sicily

Erice
Destination

A medieval town centre with its historic buildings, a magnificent view and traditional delicious almond biscuits attract visitors to Erice.

Erice, Trapani

Parco dei Nebrodi ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Parco dei Nebrodi
Nature reserve

In the mountains of the Monti Nebrodi there is the largest wooded area in Sicily and one of the largest parks in Europe - the Parco dei Nebrodi.

Gorges of Alcantara ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Gorges of Alcantara
Nature reserve

The gorges of Alcantara give us a unique scenery in the world, an unmissable and wonderful place.Ideal for the lovers of nature and excursions.

Motta Camastra, Messina

Santuario di Tindari ☀ Monument in Sicily

Santuario di Tindari
Monument

Tindari, Messina

Theatre of Tindari ☀ Monument in Sicily

Theatre of Tindari
Monument

The ancient theatre of Tindari (Tyndaris) with breathtaking panorama is located in an archaeological site in the province of Messina, north of Sicily.

Tindari, Messina

Laghetti di Marinello ☀ Beach in Sicily

Laghetti di Marinello
Beach

Patti, Messina

Oliveri ☀ Destination in Sicily

Oliveri
Destination

Oliveri, Messina

Milazzo ☀ Destination in Sicily

Milazzo
Destination

Milazzo, belongs to the circle of the most beautiful villages in Italy thanks to it's beautiful monuments, such as the majestic and imposing castle.

Milazzo, Messina

Piscina di Venere ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Piscina di Venere
Nature reserve

For hikers, nature enthusiasts, snorkelers, divers and explorers the Piscina di Venere on the Capo di Milazzo in Sicily is highly recommended. 

Milazzo, Messina

Capo d'Orlando ☀ Destination in Sicily

Capo d'Orlando
Destination

Capo d'Orlando is a pretty town on the north coast of Sicily with a very long beach promenade ideal for walking and dining on sunset.

Capo d'Orlando, Messina

Santo Stefano di Camastra ☀ Destination in Sicily

Santo Stefano di Camastra
Destination

Santo Stefano di Camastra is a wonderful village in Sicily between the sea and the mountains where you find art, colors, culture and tradition.

Santo Stefano di Camastra, Messina

Savoca ☀ Destination in Sicily

Savoca
Destination

Savoca, located in eastern Sicily, is known as the location for several scenes in the film trilogy "The Godfather" directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Savoca, Messina

Montalbano Elicona ☀ Destination in Sicily

Montalbano Elicona
Destination

Montalbano Elicona, Messina

Novara di Sicilia ☀ Destination in Sicily

Novara di Sicilia
Destination

Novara di Sicilia, Messina

Catania ☀ Destination in Sicily

Catania
Destination

Catania, Catania

Messina ☀ Destination in Sicily

Messina
Destination

"Do you know the land where the cedars bloom? Splendon among the brown leaves oranges of gold, for the azure sky a gentle zephyr blows ...." (Goethe)

Messina, Messina

Parco Museo Jalari ☀ Museum in Sicily

Parco Museo Jalari
Museum

Barcellona P.G., Messina

Gioiosa Marea ☀ Destination in Sicily

Gioiosa Marea
Destination

Gioiosa Marea, Messina

Acireale ☀ Destination in Sicily

Acireale
Destination

Acireale, Catania

Tonnarella ☀ Destination in Sicily

Tonnarella
Destination

Tonnarella, Messina

Rodì Milici ☀ Destination in Sicily

Rodì Milici
Destination

Rodì Milici, Messina

Favara ☀ Destination in Sicily

Favara
Destination

Favara, Agrigento